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How to get rid of dark elbow and knee with home remedies

Updated on October 4, 2014

Dark elbow and knee becomes an embarrassment sometimes, especially for women who prefer wearing dress which exposes their elbow and knee. Well, this article is not only for that class, it is an attempt to generalize the hidden benefits of our nature and help out those who want a whiter complexion of elbow and knee. Dark elbow and knee are often puts a question mark on our beauty. Don’t worry friends; this article will guide you to some of the best home remedies to get rid of dark elbow and knee.

Reasons for dark elbow and knee

This condition has very common reasons which cannot be avoided; still we can make an attempt to keep this area clean and lighter in contrast with our body.

Frequent usage- This is one of the most important reason which causes dark elbow and knee and nothing can be done to avoid this. Elbow and knee are integral part of any movement of our body and thus maximizes the usage.

Poor cleaning- These two parts of our body are often neglected of proper care and cleaning. It causes frequent accumulation of dirt and other particles on the upper skin layer which gives rise to the darkness.

Dead skin cells- Dead skin cells also get accumulated on these parts and give a dark look.

Constant friction- Elbow and knee are two most frequently used parts of the body with constant friction with our clothes, this friction causes darkness. Further, these areas are deprived of the normal skin oils which cause additional stress.

Hereditary- The reasons for dark elbow and knee can be found in your genes also, it is hereditary. So, look for any member of your family if you have developed dark knee and elbow.

Diseases- Diseases like Addison’s disease is one of the disease which causes dark elbow and knee. Hormonal changes during pregnancy are also one of the reason which leads to this condition.

Solution in your kitchen

Our nature has solutions for every problem and here are some of the best home remedies to get rid of dark elbow and knee

Lemon scrub- Cut a piece of lemon into two halves. Squeeze out of some juice and put some sugar over it. Now, rub these two pieces on the elbow and knee as you want for 5-10 minutes. Then wash with normal plain water. Do this regularly, preferably under shower as the skin is softer.

Gram flour- Take a two teaspoonful of gram flour and add half a teaspoonful of lemon juice in it. Make a paste and then apply over your knee and elbow. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash with plain water.

Mustard oil- It has been in use for centuries in India for massaging. Mustard oil is anti bacterial and rich in vitamin A, B and E. These vitamins are vital for skin regeneration by eliminating dead skin cells and restoring the natural color of the skin. Simply, massage the oil on your knee and elbow for 10-15 minutes or as long as you feel the oil is absorbed by the skin. Do this regularly, almost daily for lighter elbow and knee as well as for healthy skin.

Coconut oil- Coconut oil is widely used in skin soothing treatment. It can also be used with lime juice for lighter complexion of elbow and knee. Take a teaspoonful of coconut oil and half a teaspoonful of lime juice. Make a lotion of it and apply over dark areas for 15- 20 minutes. It helps in the resistance capability of skin tissues against the harmful effects.

Milk & basil leaf- Make a paste of milk, turmeric powder and basil leaf. Take two spoonful of milk, a pinch of turmeric powder and 2-3 drops of basil leaf. Mix all of them and make a paste. Apply it over your elbow and knee before going to bed. You can wrap it with a cotton cloth to avoid stain on your bed sheet and clothes. Wash it with lukewarm water next morning to get desired results.

Hydrogen peroxide- Hydrogen peroxide is one the best bleaching agent. It can be used in skin whitening therapy. Dip a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it over elbow and knee twice in a week to get fair complexion.

Aloe vera- Aloe vera is one the most extensively used beauty product. It is anti bacterial and anti inflammatory. It helps in discoloration of dark elbow and knee by removing dead skin cells. Simply, break a leaf of aloe vera plant and massage the gel inside the leaf over your elbow and knee. Do it every alternate day for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

All these home remedies may take some time, as herbal remedies takes time to heal and align with the process of the various body functions. These remedies have long lasting desired changes on your skin, if used regularly and they do not have any side effects. One thing to remember friends, nature has given us solutions for every problem. We just need to harness those knowledge and harness, the secrets within the nature. All we require to put our attention to maximum usage of home therapies, and gradually we can unfold the secrets of ancient medical methods.


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